The European project SANITAS (Sustainable and Integrated Urban Water System Management), coordinated by Dr. Joaquim Comas, started in November 2011 and is being funded by FP7 Marie Curie ITN call. The main goal of the project is to meet the current deficiencies in human resources in European Urban Management Systems. This ambitious goal will be deployed along 4 years through a wide network of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral researchers. SANITAS has academic and business organisations as partners and associates, such as Lund University (Sweden), Ghent University (Belgium), the University of Exeter (United Kingdom), Acciona Agua (Spain), Aquafin (Belgium) or Atkins (United Kingdom).
Transnational training activities are one of the project pillars. E-seminars are available via webex to project members as well as to external students, technicians or researchers. Dr. Marina Arnaldo’s seminar was held on March 8th at 10:00h A.M. (CET) and it is the second SANITAS e-seminar being organised. Challenges and opportunities of membrane bioreactor technology (MBR) in relation to energy efficiency were presented and discussed during 1 hour and a half. The success is undeniable: in only one week more than 70 people registered via web.
More information on SANITAS activities and events can be found in www.sanitas-itn.eu.